Christian Perkins

MPA, Domestic Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
Class of 2024

Christian was born and raised in South Alabama and spent much of his childhood in and around the Gulf of Mexico. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 2018, he joined the U.S. Peace Corps and moved to rural Tanzania. He spent the following two years teaching mathematics (his minor field of study) and implementing a range of projects in the community alongside Tanzanian counterparts. Upon his return to the States, he quickly transitioned to a position with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, implementing the country's environmental policies in the mid-Atlantic region. Christian has also volunteered for a number of political campaigns - one in his home state, and another in his adopted Pennsylvania. At Princeton, Christian is exploring how rural American communities can better begin a just transition to renewable energy sources. More broadly, Christian is interested in studying the intersection of energy transitions and public finance policy.